VDB-88333 · CVE-2016-0359 · BID 91484

IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0/8.0/8.5/8.5.5 HTTP Response Splitting crlf injection

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A vulnerability was found in IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0/8.0/8.5/8.5.5 (Application Server Software). It has been declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a crlf injection vulnerability (HTTP Response Splitting). The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-93. The product uses CRLF (carriage return line feeds) as a special element, e.g. to separate lines or records, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes CRLF sequences from inputs. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was presented 06/23/2016 as confirmed swg21982526 / 1982526 (Website). The advisory is shared at www-01.ibm.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2016-0359 since 12/08/2015. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 92724 (IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0 < / 8.0 < / 8.5 < / Liberty 16.0 < CRLF Sequences HTTP Response Splitting), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Web Servers and running in the context r.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (92724). See VDB-213466, VDB-219345, VDB-219346 and VDB-220124 for similar entries.







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Name: HTTP Response Splitting
Class: Crlf injection / HTTP Response Splitting
CWE: CWE-93 / CWE-74 / CWE-707

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Nessus ID: 92724
Nessus Name: IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0 < / 8.0 < / 8.5 < / Liberty 16.0 < CRLF Sequences HTTP Response Splitting
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OpenVAS ID: 903003
OpenVAS Name: IBM Websphere Application Server CRLF Injection Vulnerability
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12/08/2015 🔍
06/23/2016 +198 days 🔍
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06/28/2016 +5 days 🔍
06/29/2016 +1 days 🔍
07/03/2016 +4 days 🔍
08/04/2016 +32 days 🔍
08/25/2022 +2212 days 🔍


Vendor: ibm.com

Advisory: www-01.ibm.com
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-0359 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1036184
SecurityFocus: 91484 - IBM WebSphere Application Server CVE-2016-0359 HTTP Response Splitting Vulnerability

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Created: 06/29/2016 10:29 AM
Updated: 08/25/2022 09:38 AM
Changes: 06/29/2016 10:29 AM (66), 02/12/2019 10:24 AM (13), 08/25/2022 09:38 AM (3)
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